Re: HJPad

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>

Hi Holger,
Here's the HJPad help file.  I've marked the spellcheck section with 3 stars, ***, so it would be easier to find it.  Hopefully there's something in there that will help.  You might have to call Freedom Scientific tech support if you can't get spellcheck to work because it's supposed to work by default.  I'll shut-up now and here you go.
Getting Started with HJPad
HJPad is a full-featured word-processing program that has been developed by
Freedom Scientific. You'll find that HJPad is a very good program for
list of 3 items
• HJPad is installed automatically with JAWS
• HJPad has a spell checker
• HJPad has many of the standard items found in many other Windows programs,
such as:
list of 3 items nesting level 1
• File Open and Save As dialog boxes
• Toolbars
• Menu items
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In addition, Freedom Scientific has added something great for training:
list of 1 items
• Sample dialog boxes that teach students about different types of Windows
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This gives students and teachers a very safe environment for training!
How to Teach Students using HJPad
TIP: Use the following methods to teach students about new programs. Begin
with how to start and close the program, followed by an overview of how the
screen looks. Then go on to show how to open and save files, run the spell
check, or do other things specific to that program.
The HJPad application is located in the JAWS submenu under programs. Here's
how to start it:
Windows Vista or Windows 7, Starting HJPad
list of 3 items
1. Press the WINDOWS LOGO KEY to open the start menu now. Focus is in the
search edit field of the Start menu.
2. Type HJPad, all one word. In the Start menu, HJPad is now at the top of
the menu and it is selected.
3. Press ENTER to start HJPad.
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Windows XP, Starting HJPad
list of 3 items
1. Press P to move to either Programs or All Programs and find the JAWS
program group.
2. Then press RIGHT ARROW to open up the JAWS submenu.
3. HJPad is listed in this menu as "Run HJPad," so press the letter R to
launch or start the HJPad application.
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An Overview of the HJPad Application Window
EXERCISE: Open HJPad on your computer and follow along with the instructor.
When HJPad opens focus is in an empty document. Take a look at how the HJPad
application window is laid out. It's always a good idea to make sure the
is maximized. The window might be in a restored state so activate the
application control menu and make sure the program is maximized. The key
to activate the application control menu is ALT+SPACEBAR.
If you heard the word "Restore" that means that HJPad is already maximized.
If you hear the words "Restore Unavailable" that means HJPad is not
In either case you can still press the letter X for maximize and the menu
will close and HJPad will be maximized if it is not already.
It is a good idea to explain some of the major areas of any program to
students. The HJPad application gives you a good opportunity to do this, and
you find in HJPad applies to most other Windows applications as well. HJPad
has the following components:
list of 6 items
• Title Bar
• Menu Bar
• Format Toolbar
• Standard Toolbar
• Main Document Area
• Status Bar
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JAWS provides a keystroke that allows you to read the title of the current
application window that has the focus. That keystroke is INSERT+T, as in
Go ahead and press this keystroke now.
The next thing to talk about is the menu bar. Press ALT. You land on the
word File in the menu and this is typical for most applications. Newer
like Office 2007 and 2010 have a newer style of menus called the ribbon.
There are free separate DAISY books available for the following items:
list of 3 items
• Introduction to Office 2007
• Introduction to Windows Vista
• Virtual Ribbon Menus Feature in JAWS
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Press RIGHT ARROW to move to the right across the menu bar. Eventually focus
returns to where you started.
Another thing that you'll find in most windows programs may be one or more
tool bars (or sometimes called "button bars"). Most people who use a mouse
use these as shortcuts so they don't have to go into the menus. Many times
you can accomplish the same tasks as tool bar buttons with keyboard commands
and get those tasks done faster than a person using a mouse. For example
there's a bold button and an italic button and an underline button. Those
on the format toolbar. You can press CTRL+B, CTRL+I, or CTRL+U to activate
those buttons. There are some other buttons there as well.
Another thing to talk about is the edit area, which is the main area of the
screen. This is where you type text.
One final area of most windows programs is the status bar. You can read that
with the command INSERT+PAGE DOWN.
EXERCISE: With the File menu still open use the ARROW Keys to explore the
items within it. Try pressing INSERT+PAGE DOWN to read the status bar help
each menu item.
The status bar often contains important information about where the computer
focus is. This could be line and page number, or information about what a
menu item or dialog box control will do if activated. This, of course,
depends on the program and how it is written.
One other item that you might mention: On most windows you'll find scroll
bars. These are usually vertical, sometimes horizontal, on the side or
of screen. You generally won't be using these with screen reading software,
but just know that they are there as you or your students may hear terms
reading with the JAWS cursor like scroll up symbol, or scroll right symbol
and so on.
NOTE: JAWS cannot read parts of the status bar if HJPad is maximized and
running in Vista. This is because the Vista start button is a circular
and it actually overlaps part of the status bar at the bottom left hand side
of the screen. If this happens, try restoring HJPad to a smaller size than
maximized to read the status bar (ALT+SPACEBAR then Restore). This does not
happen in Windows 7.
Opening a File in HJPad
Now that you have a good basic understanding of how the HJPad application is
laid out, go ahead and use the file open dialog to open a document. Follow
along with the instructor and choose File, and then Open, or you can press
the hot key CTRL+O.
Using the Look in Combo Box
EXERCISE: The document you want to open for training purposes is located in
the Program Files\Freedom Scientific\Training\JAWS\enu folder. To get there
press ALT+I to move to the Look In combo box.
list of 15 items
1. Press ALT+DOWN ARROW to open up a list of the available drives on your
2. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the local hard drive on your computer. Press
ENTER on that.
3. Press TAB to move out of the Look In combo box until you get to the list
view of files and folders.
4. Press P until you find Program Files.
5. Press ENTER to go into Program Files.
6. Press F to find Freedom Scientific.
7. Press ENTER to go into the Freedom Scientific folder.
8. Press T for Training.
9. Press ENTER on Training.
10. Press J for JAWS.
11. Press ENTER to go into the JAWS folder.
12. Press E for Enu.
13. And press ENTER to go into the Enu folder.
14. The File Open dialog box is now pointed to the folder where the file you
want is located. Press the letter S until you find Saint Pete.rtf.
15. Press ENTER to open the document Saint Pete.rtf.
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Focus returns to the HJPad application and the cursor is in the edit area.
Read the current line with the SayLine command for JAWS, INSERT+UP ARROW.
can use standard reading commands to read this document. Start out by
pressing DOWN ARROW a few times.
Try reading by sentence. Press ALT+DOWN ARROW to move to and read the next
sentence, or ALT+UP ARROW to read the prior sentence. Use ALT+NUM PAD 5 to
the current sentence. Take a moment or two to read this document and
practice using reading commands with JAWS.
Saving a File in HJPad
Let's say that you have made a change to this document and you want to save
it, but you want to give it a different name.
list of 3 items
1. Press ALT+F to go to the File menu.
2. Press DOWN ARROW until you reach Save As.
3. Press ENTER. Once again you land in the file name edit combo box.
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The Save As dialog box and the File Open dialog box are almost identical.
The only difference is in the action that is performed. If you press
here you land on the name header bar when using Windows Vista or Windows 7,
or the list of files and folders if you are using Windows XP. If you press
SHIFT+TAB again you land in the list of files and folders when using Windows
Vista or Windows 7.
When you hear JAWS announce that something is not selected you can press the
SPACEBAR to select it.
Spend a moment exploring the Save As dialog box. For now go ahead and press
TAB to move to the file name. The file name is highlighted, so you can type
right over it. Call it something different. You don't have to put in the
extension. If you move to the next combo box you'll find that it is still
to RTF. If you press TAB again focus moves to the save button. However, you
don't have to move to the save button.
Press SHIFT+TAB twice to move back to the file name edit combo box. In many
dialog boxes within Windows one button will often be the default that gets
activated when you press the ENTER key no matter where you are in that
dialog box. Focus is currently in the file name edit box. Press the JAWS
to find out what the default button is for this dialog box. That keystroke
is INSERT+E. JAWS tells you that even though you're in the file name edit
the default button that gets activated by pressing ENTER is the Save button.
So you don't actually have to press TAB to find it. You can just press
Go ahead and do that.
The Menus in HJPad
We've looked at some of the things in the File menu already.
list of 9 items
1. Press ALT+E to look at the Edit menu. Pretty standard for most Windows
word processing programs, you have an undo. Many of these items may be
because at the moment you may not have any text selected. In other words,
you cannot cut or copy some text until you select it first.
2. Press RIGHT ARROW to move to the next menu, the View menu. There's a
toolbars submenu. Press DOWN ARROW to wrap back to the top.
3. Press RIGHT ARROW to open the toolbars submenu. Those are the two
toolbars that are active right now, and they are both checked. If you wanted
to turn
them off you could press ENTER on either one of these and that would turn it
4. For now, press RIGHT ARROW to go to the Insert menu. The only thing in
this menu is the item to insert the Date and Time.
5. Press RIGHT ARROW to go to the format menu. Here's where you can change
your font. Press DOWN ARROW to find menu items to set alignment and other
information, and set up tab stops and other information.
6. Press RIGHT ARROW to move to the tools menu. We'll talk more about the
spell check later. Press DOWN ARROW. There's a sample dialogs submenu.
7. Press RIGHT ARROW to open this, we're going to explore these later as
well. Press DOWN ARROW. Focus moved back to the top of the menu.
8. Press RIGHT ARROW again to move to the Help menu. Help topics and About
HJPad. The about box in most programs in Windows gives you the version
and if there is one, the serial number.
9. For now press ALT to get out of the menus.
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Sample Dialog Boxes in HJPad
Using the sample dialog boxes built in to HJPad students learn how to
operate standard Windows controls found in many dialog boxes while working
in the
Windows environment. The dialog boxes presented here are "samples" only,
intended to provide a safe environment for users to investigate and practice
EXERCISE: Follow along with the instructor to look at the Sample Dialogs in
list of 6 items
1. The Sample Dialogs submenu is found within the Tools menu. Find Tools on
the menu bar. Activate the Tools menu with a key combination of ALT+T.
2. Press DOWN ARROW to move to the Sample Dialogs submenu.
3. Press ENTER to open this submenu.
4. Single page one is the first item in this submenu. Press ENTER to open
5. JAWS screen-sensitive help is available at any time when working in these
sample dialog boxes. Press the JAWS keystroke, INSERT+F1 to see what
help tells you.
6. Press TAB to explore the rest of the controls in this dialog box.
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NOTE: Be sure to point out the differences between the following items:
Street edit box vs. First and Last Name edit boxes
City edit combo box vs. State combo box
Also notice that some parts of this dialog box have accelerator or ALT plus
letter keys associated with them, while others do not. Pressing one of these
accelerator key combinations moves focus to that part of the dialog box from
anywhere else in the dialog box. Be careful though, because if you use an
accelerator key that is attached to a check box, the status of the check box
is changed.
Another control that is found in this dialog box is a "clear form button",
which when activated erases the information entered in these controls and
them back in their original state.
There's another single page dialog box in the "Sample Dialogs" menu option
under the Tools menu, called "Single Page 2."  Try investigating this dialog
box now on your own. Remember to press INSERT+F1 for more help with any
control you land on.
So far, the pages that we’ve been exploring have been single page dialog
boxes. Let’s go ahead and activate a multi page dialog box from within that
sample dialog sub-menu.
list of 3 items
1. Press ALT+T to activate Tools, and a D for Sample Dialogs.
2. Press DOWN ARROW until you select "multi page."
3. Press ENTER to open it.
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The two key words that you want to listen for when entering a dialog box
that you’ve never seen before are the words "tab" and "page". Either of
are usually indications that you have landed on a multi page dialog box.
Notice that the text on the first page did not read automatically. How can
you read this text, called "static text," with JAWS?
list of 2 items
• Read the current window using INSERT+B or
• Route JAWS (mouse pointer) to PC INSERT+NUM PAD MINUS and read with the
JAWS cursor.
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EXERCISE: Follow along with the instructor to practice the two techniques
above. Don't forget to turn the PC cursor back on with NUM PAD PLUS when you
are finished.
The standard Windows keystroke to move between multi page tabs is CTRL+TAB.
Try pressing this a few times. You can also press SHIFT+CTRL+TAB to move
through tabs.
All of these pages within the sample multi page tab dialog box example have
EXCELLENT help associated with them. Press the TAB key to move down into the
pages and move from check box to check box. Press INSERT+F1 repeatedly to
get more information. We show you information on over 100 different Windows
JAWS topics within this multi page dialog box. Press CONTROL+TAB to move
between pages and continue with this part of the lesson. When training, have
students explore the many controls and help we have here and check off the
items they are already familiar with.
When you are finished, press the ENTER key to activate the OK button and
return the application focus to the HJPad main application window.
Explore the list view sample dialog box on your own later.
Open the Tree View sample dialog box. Move up and down in the tree at level
zero using the UP or DOWN ARROW keys. Additional levels are opened by
RIGHT ARROW, and closed by pressing LEFT ARROW. Move directly to the first
item by pressing HOME and the last item by pressing END.
Open the tree view item "dialogs, closed", on level zero, by pressing RIGHT
ARROW. Notice that there are two descriptions, a functional and physical
Press the TAB key to read a description. To move back from the description
to the tree view, press SHIFT+TAB.
Close this dialog box when you are finished exploring it.
When you are finished with practice in the Sample Dialogs of HJPad, go back
to the Tools menu and choose the Sample Dialogs submenu Clear Samples item
to prepare HJPad for the next student.
***Using the Spell Check in HJPad
HJPad is a word processing program that has been included in the JAWS
product as a learning tool. Its purpose is to provide you with some of the
most common
scenarios that you'll run into when working with a Windows application. One
of the features that we built into HJPad, which you will also come across in
several popular off-the-shelf word processing programs, is a spell checker.
EXERCISE: Open a document titled, Spelling.rtf. This document has several
spelling errors that you can use to correct. Locate the Spelling document in
the C:\Program Files\Freedom Scientific\Training\JAWS\enu folder. To
activate the open dialog box, press CTRL+O. Focus is in the file name edit
box. Navigate
to the Look In combo box and switch to the folder mentioned above. Find
Spelling.rtf and press ENTER to open it.
If you're continuing from the previous lesson and still have another
document open just answer No if you're asked to save any changes to it.
However, if
it's something that you were working on, you'll want to answer Yes.
Press INSERT+UP ARROW to read the top line. Next press DOWN ARROW so you can
get an idea of the types of errors contained within this document. You'll
discover that just because JAWS pronounces a word correctly that doesn't
necessarily mean that the word is spelled correctly, and vice-versa, so keep
in mind as you go through this exercise.
Press CTRL+HOME to go back to the top of the file.
The spell check feature is activated from within the Tools pull down menu on
the menu bar, or alternatively by pressing the function key, F7. Press F7
now to activate the spell check.
You hear that the first misspelled word in the document is HJPad. That's
because the dictionary doesn't actually have the word HJPad in it, so you'll
how to add it shortly. What is the default behavior for JAWS in spell
checking a document? You should hear the misspelled word spoken and spelled,
the suggested word spoken and spelled.
First, explore the other types of controls available in this dialog box.
When the dialog box first opens, focus is on the Ignore button.
list of 17 items
1. Press SHIFT+TAB a couple of times to land in the Not In Dictionary edit
field, where you could edit or change this word if you want to. Here you
edit the word, if you wanted to, and then activate the Change button by
pressing ALT+C.
2. Press TAB to move to the next control. You are moving forward again this
time. This is a Suggestions list box containing alternative suggestions for
the correct spelling. Of course, HJPad is a unique name, so it's not going
to appear in this list box. But if you wanted to, you could press UP or DOWN
ARROW in this list and make a selection from it. If you think you have a
word you want, you can use the JAWS command for spelling a word, INSERT+NUM
5 pressed twice quickly to spell it.
3. Press DOWN ARROW to move through the list.
4. Press TAB to move to the next control. This is the default dictionary.
5. Go ahead and press TAB. Ignore button. The Ignore button causes this
occurrence only of the misspelled word to be skipped. If the same misspelled
appears later, it will be reported again.
6. Press strong>TAB. Ignore All button. The Ignore All button causes this
and all further occurrences of the misspelled word to be skipped.
7. Press TAB. Add button. The Add button allows you to add a word that the
spell checker does not recognize, but which is actually correctly spelled,
your dictionary. Notice that the access key was ALT+A.
8. Press TAB. Change button. The Change button causes the reported word to
be replaced. If the problem word was edited, the edited word is used as the
replacement. You would have done that in Not In Dictionary edit field.
Otherwise, the selected suggestion is used as the replacement. Only this
of the reported word is replaced. If you want this and all following
occurrences of the word replaced, select the Change All button.
9. Press TAB. Change All button. There's the Change All button. This causes
this and all following occurrences of the reported word to be replaced.
10. Press TAB. Suggest button. The Suggest button lets you search more
thoroughly for suggested replacements for the current misspelled word if
more are
11. Some of you may have landed on an Undo button. The Undo button removes
the last change made. If you did not find it when pressing TAB it's
because you haven't made any changes.
12. Press TAB. Options button. You can use the Options dialog box to set
spelling-checker options, such as ignore capitalized words, ignore all cap
ignore words with numbers, and so on.
13. Press TAB. Dictionaries button. The Dictionaries button allows you to
create your own custom dictionary.
14. Press TAB. Help button. The Help button opens the spell checker help
15. Press TAB again. Cancel button. The Cancel button stops the current
spell check.
16. Press TAB. Focus returns to the Not In Dictionary edit field.
17. For now, press ESC to get out of the spell check dialog box.
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Continue on your own with the spell check through the rest of this document.
When you are finished, don't worry about saving any changes. Just say No if
you are asked to save the changes. That way the document will remain intact
for future practice.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
No one has more to say than the woman who says she doesn't want to talk about it. 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2019 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] HJPad

Did so my self but did not work. I do not think the file for the dictionary is there.
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2019 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] HJPad
Hi Holger,
I just tried doing a spellcheck in HJPad and it worked just fine.  After I typed in a couple of sentences I pressed the, F7 key, and the whole document was spellchecked giving me all mispelled words with options for each word to ignore, ignore, change, change all or add.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
No one has more to say than the woman who says she doesn't want to talk about it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Holger Fiallo
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2019 9:54 AM
Subject: [jaws-users] HJPad
Using w10 current and jaws 2019.HJPad does not work when doing a check spelling. Could not tell me when I misspell the word catt. Does the spelling check work?????????????????????. 

Holger Fiallo

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